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Ty Gurney Surf School

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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Met All My Expectations

Location was convenient as I was staying at the Imperial. Very accommodating to meet all my needs... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
zanerman
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Calgary, Canada
Bevan stood up first go

Just. Block form the hotel and across the street from the beach Ty Gurney is well located. The team... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2017
Ellerslieboy
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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The Ty Gurney Surf School specializes in luxury private surf instruction on the island of Oahu. We customize our surf lessons to each individual, ensuring that students of all levels maximize their surfing experience on the best waves in the world. Our expert instruction guarantees all students will be surfing on their very first lesson!
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The Imperial of Waikiki Resort, C-8, 205 Lewers Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Location was convenient as I was staying at the Imperial. Very accommodating to meet all my needs. I had never surfed before and they had all the equipment and qualified staff to get me trained up and surfing on my first lesson. Safety conscious and...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Our team at Ty Gurney Surf School does a great job addressing the exact needs for every student that we teach. With patience and encouragement we focus on the surfer to excel in the sport of surfing. By having a great location next your hotel,...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Just. Block form the hotel and across the street from the beach Ty Gurney is well located. The team booked us in for our lesson for two and then Austin did the hard yards. We both did fine at the on sand practice. Austin then...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Thanks for Surfing with the Ty Gurney Surf School Team the other day. The shop location is surrounded by many hotels, but just a step away from the beach, makes it easy to rent boards too! We toe out all our students, so they can...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Great location, with easy, ambling waves to get that first ride. Courtney was a great instructor, and was able to assist my teenage daughter to get into the right position in the set. With a quick push, she was in the swell and standing up...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2017

Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School for your experience here in Hawaii! Courtney is a very humble and passionate surfer. He has a lot of patience, so he is very good with younger students. Hope to see you next time for another lesson!...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

I'm not a great swimmer, and haven't really been in the water in around 25 years. I really wanted to try SUP though and it was incredibly fun! I purchased a one-hour private lesson. Koa, my instructor was helpful and patient. He made me feel...More

Thank CaddieKelly
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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2017

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lesson with Koa, he is one of the best at Stand Up Paddling. We look forward to seeing you soon! Mahalo, TGSS

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

Had a semi-private (2 people) Surf lesson with Brian (Balto) for 2 hours. The experience was absolutely incredible, our instructor knew exactly what he was doing, gave excellent tips as we went and helped us find / get to the best waves. With his expert...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2017

Aloha Josh, Thank you very much for surfing with Ty Gurney Surf School! We are so happy to hear that you and your girlfriend got plenty of ride time. 83 EAST production team is always in the water right where the action is getting the...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Everyone was very friendly and the lesson went well. The only hiccup was the initial meet up experience from the office to the beach. There were 5-10 minutes of slight confusion where we wondered if we were at the right beach spot. We did the...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Best experience for both of my kids, 6 and 9 year olds. Instructors were fantastic and I'm so looking forward to the photos and video from the videographer!!!!!

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

Aloha Carrie, Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! Our instructors had an awesome time teaching your kids to surf along with our videographer who captured every moment in the water! We hope to see you soon for more lessons! Mahalo, TGSS

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Ty surf school is an awesome place but what makes it better are the people. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I had Brian as my instructor and I'd definitely recommend him! He made me feel comfortable and gave me confidence. His instructions were clear and...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

Thank you for surfing with us! Brian is a longtime surfer and is very knowledgable of the ocean making it easier for his surroundings to keep you comfortable and get you on as many waves possible. We hope to see you in the water soon!...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

My one on one lesson through Ty Gurney surf school was fantastic. I had taken some lessons here in NY and still wasn't quite getting a handle on surfing. My instructor was able to point out the mistakes I was making and tell me how...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Aloha! Thank you for surfing with us! By choosing a one on one lesson, it is easier for our instructors to focus on your mistake and help fix them. Come back soon and we will get up and riding again! Mahalo, TGSS

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Reviewed November 22, 2016

Incredible adventure - best 2 hours on Oahu! Austin and Brian were excellent instructors. We had a few minutes on shore learning the basics and safety but the majority of time was spent in the water learning to surf. Ty's team "toe'd" us out (literally...More

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Ty G, Owner at Ty Gurney Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2017

Aloha! Thank you for choosing Ty Gurney Surf School! We are happy to hear you had a great experience surfing with us. By just taking a couple of minutes for our instructors to explain the land demonstration will have our students successfully prepared for catching...More

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Cecily3
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Lozoldfield | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning and it was perfect - the wind was nice and light and it was mild but the water wasn’t cold.
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for contacting Ty Gurney Surf School. We are located to the East from from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Most customers will either have a short 10min walk or catch a quick car ride over. What other... More
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